“Well what I’m going for, before you get anything in the signal chain, is control over my sound with my fingers. No EQ on either the amp or the bass, just a range of sonic motion using the wood, the strings, and my hands. Sometimes I’m successful, sometimes not, but that’s the concept at least.
[Amen. Still teaching students this for 30+ years of electric guitar playing. Sound via fingers… all else will follow.]